Lorna Mitchell provides a case study on how to build a simple Stack Overflow dashboard app to bring in data from external sources and handle updates to databases and notifications to external systems.

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IBM Developer Advocate Lorna Mitchell is a fan of the watch-and-learn school of information dissemination and in this presentation from the Twilio Signal Developer Conference, she shows you how to build a simple Stack Overflow dashboard app to bring in data from external sources and handle updates to databases and notifications to external systems.

Lorna talks about why you should consider serverless technology and then explains the structure of databases to prepare you for the demonstration. She discusses the tools needed to write the necessary functions, platforms you can use, and how to work with actions before moving on to the main attraction, building the data pipeline.

She explores the various types of code components in detail – trigger, collector, invoker, storer, and notifier functions – and then finishes up with resources to increase your knowledge of how the technology and data interact.

Resources for you

OpenWhisk
Quickly and easily build serverless apps that trigger responses to events.

Container Technology
Package an app and its dependencies so that it is mobile.

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